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The Australian National University

Dr Gail Higginbottom

Position: Visiting Fellow

School or Centre: School of Archaeology & Anthropology


Phone: + 61 2 6125 4395

Gail completed her Bachelor of Arts at The University of Adelaide, majoring in Classical Studies and Ancient Greek History. She later returned to the same university to complete her PhD in Archaeoastronomy. From 2003 to 2007 she worked in the UK as a lecturer in Scotland and England and as a Sites and Monuments Records Manager in south Wales. Gail’s general research focus is the prehistory of the British Isles and Europe and she specialises in the areas of landscape archaeology, megalithic monuments, belief systems and astronomy. More recently she has been working on a project that looks at possible ways prehistoric peoples understood their world, such as their concepts of time. As well as this, she is reviewing how our use of the ideas of Culture and Nature in our cultural milieu has impacted upon the way we think and work as archaeological and heritage specialists.


Research Interests

Landscape Archaeology
Megalithic monuments
History of Archaeological Theory 
Belief Systems
Heritage interpretation and the uses of archaeology 

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